The U.S. should work with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to develop new phytosanitary protocols against potato wart, 13 U.S. potato industry organizations said in a letter to Jenny Moffitt, USDA undersecretary of marketing and regulatory services.

Canada a year ago suspended movement of seed potatoes from Price Edward Island, applied protections to fresh potatoes shipped to other provinces and suspended fresh-potato exports to the U.S.

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